Premier League: Title victory would give city of Liverpool a boost


Last Updated: 02/05/14 6:31pm

Brendan Rodgers: Praised for his one-club approach at Liverpool

Liverpool winning the Premier League title would have a massive impact on the entire city, according to the skipper of the Ladies side Lucy Bronze.

Brendan Rodgers' team remain top of the league despite their 2-0 loss to Chelsea last Sunday but need Manchester City to slip up in one of their remaining games if they are to win the title.

Following the Ladies' Women's Super League triumph last season, Liverpool could end up as champions of both the men's and the women's game should they win the Premier League for the first time.

And Bronze, who was named PFA Women's Player of the Year last month, revealed the Ladies team are right behind Rodgers' men as they enter the final stretch of the season.

"It would be massive for the club and the whole city in general (if Liverpool win the league)," Bronze told Sky Sports.

"The fans in the city of Liverpool are so passionate. The fans they get at Anfield and the support we get is incredible.

"It's not in their hands any more so they've just got to go and do what they can do. They've done really well to achieve what they have done so far this season.

"It would be amazing if both teams could be league winners. It would be really great for us as well and all the girls are desperate for them to do it."

Bronze believes Liverpool are calm and confident ahead of their remaining games against Crystal Palace and Newcastle and revealed the men's team helped inspire the Ladies to title glory last year.

"I think the club as a whole has a confident mentality," the 22-year-old said.

"Initially, if anything, it was them pushing us to win it last year and they gave us so much support to help us push on and do that.

"Rather than inspire them, I think what they are doing is inspiring us at the minute.

"They all congratulated us when we won it last year. They all know what we did and what we achieved so I hope it has given them a little bit of confidence."

Bronze revealed the Ladies have had the opportunity to train alongside some of the men and hailed Rodgers for helping bring Liverpool together as one club.

"Last year we went and trained with some of them, the likes of Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson, and we've also watched them train quite a few times," she said.

"We've been treated with a lot of respect and represented the club with the men at all the recent Hillsborough events as well.

"Brendan Rodgers has come in and implemented many things here like a one-club mentality.

"And it's not just the senior men who are doing really well as a result but also the Under-21 boys who are in the race for their league title.

"We also want to be pushing again this season."